Elementary Education Multiple Subjects

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The UOTeach elementary program is a one-year postbaccalaureate master’s degree program that leads to an Oregon preliminary teaching license with endorsements in elementary—multiple subjects and English as a second language (ESOL).

The program prepares you to be a fearless and competent math, science, reading, social studies, and language literacy elementary teacher.

Course work explores approaches to teaching and learning that promote teamwork, critical thinking, and culturally responsive pedagogies for early learners.

See detailed application information for the Elementary program at https://education.uoregon.edu/uoteach/apply/elementary.

The Elementary MEd Program of Study fosters a broad background in a variety of subjects, including science, math, and literacy because elementary teachers teach a wide range of subjects. The program of study is sequential simultaneously completing master’s and licensure requirements in both classroom and field experience. 


Elementary Study Plan 

Most UOTeach students complete the program in one year; however, the program can be broken up into two years. 

MEd Requirements: Total Credits 62 (UO Ed Foundations majors 52)

Summer Term (8 weeks) — Total Credits: 15

Course and Title Credits
EDST 612 Foundations of Teaching and Learning* 3
EDST 616 Language, Power, and Education 4
EDST 620 Curricular Controversies in Math and Literacy 4
SPED 511 Foundations of Disability I 3

Last Summer Session: Back to School Start of Field Placement (4 weeks) — Total Credits: 1

Course and Title Credits
EDST 627 Introduction to Supportive Learning Communities 1
Field observations: 15 hours a week of field experience begins when teachers go on contract  and continues until the start of UO fall term. -

Fall Term (11 weeks) — Total Credits: 16

Course and Title Credits

EDST 614 Cultural Context of Education or
EDST 617 Sapsik'ʷałá Indigenous Education Seminar (1)

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EDST 640 Methods: Constructing Meaning Through Literacy 4
EDST 642 Methods: Pedagogical Methods in the Humanities 4
EDST 643 Methods: Teaching Mathematics: Facts and Inquiry 4
Includes ten hours of field placement per week  

Winter Term (11 weeks) — Total Credits: 15

Course and Title Credits
EDST 628 Creating Supportive Learning Communities 3
EDST 645 Methods: Teaching Science: Detail and Discovery 4
EDST 646 Methods ESOL: English Language Learner Pedagogy for Elementary Classrooms 4
EDST 681 Elementary Part-Time Teaching and Seminar (supervised practicum, 20 hrs/week) 4

Spring Term (11 weeks) — Total Credits: 15

Course and Title Credits
EDST 682 Elementary Teaching Performance Assessment 2
EDST 683 Elementary Full-Time Student Teaching 10
EDST 647 ELL Instructional Methods II: Applied 3

* These courses are automatically waived for UO Educational Foundations graduates who took the equivalent pathway courses. Students with similar prior coursework must submit a COE course waiver petition (form) to get a course waived. Of those, non-degree master’s level work can be transferred using the Grad School (credit transfer form)

(1) Replacement course for candidates in the Sapsik'ʷałá Indigenous Learning Community  


Completion Program of Study

Elementary Multiple Subject Endorsement

  • Complete required courses and practicum work
  • Pass NES/ORELA Elementary Subtest 1 & 2
  • Pass edTPA (elementary education handbook)
  • Pass field placement evaluation

ESOL Endorsement

  • Complete required courses and practicum work
  • Pass ESOL field placement evaluation 
  • Pass ESOL NES/ORELA English for Speakers of Other Languages assessment
  • Pass ESOL Work Sample